Winter Olympics, PyeongChang: February 9 – 25

Scoring Ski jumping - The scoring rubric for each of the Olympic events is intended to eliminate the possibility of scoring bias from the judges. Let your students learn more about the scoring of one event and decide whether it seems fair or not. 5.NBT, 5.OA, 6.NS, 6.EE, 7.NS, 7.EE, HSA.CED

Cost of Olympics - Making sense of the huge cost of hosting the Olympic games. Does the hosting country even break even?  7.RP, 8.F.A, HSF.IF.C

Torch trip - The Olympic torch relay will have lasted for 101 days, cover 2,018 kilometers,and be carried by 7,500 runners.  Enjoy a mathematical divergence into world-class sport, South Korea, and the cooperation of Nations as your class appreciates unifying music, participation rates, metric conversions, and per person distances traveled. 6.RP.A, 6.SP.B, 7.SP, HSN.Q.A

Lighting the Torch - Using the focus of a parabolic mirror, the Olympic torch is lit during a reenactment of honoring the power of Zeus to begin the games. 4.G.1, 4.G.3, 7.G.2

 

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